Bisi Silva is the Founder and Director of the Centre for Contemporary Art in Lagos, Nigeria (CCA, Lagos), a non-profit art space and that provides a platform for the development, presentation, and discussion of contemporary visual art and the culture of Nigeria and West Africa. CCA, Lagos prioritizes new media and experimental visual art practices that have been underrepresented in the exhibition of contemporary Nigerian art. Silva has curated numerous exhibitions, including at the 2nd Thessaloniki Biennial of Contemporary Art in Greece and the 2006 Dakar Biennial, and has written for a number of international art magazines, journals, and local newspapers. Independent Curators International recently developed a touring conversation series with Silva that centered on the growing impact of transnational practice, and made stops in Chicago, Houston, New York, Williamstown, MA, and Newark, NJ.
Lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria.